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Södra to boost capacity at its Värö mill

Södra is planning a new investment for its state-of-the-art pulp mill in Värö, Sweden, which [...]

Austria: Massive price drops for logs due to bark beetle infestation and coronavirus crisis

The log market in Austria is currently impacted by the bark beetle infestation and the coronavirus crisis in June.   [...]

European parquet market: A return pre-Covid-19 sales level not expected in the short to medium term

After a year of slight contraction in 2018, the European parquet market improved in 2019. Unfortunately, this positive result and [...]

Sweden: Reductions in timber storage regulations

The Swedish government ends the rules for timber storage to facilitate the forest industry during the current crisis.   [...]

About 40% of Chinese factories in Gabon have ceased production

It is estimated that about 40% of Gabon’s Chinese factories have ceased production. In some cases, the plywood plants [...]

Russian ULK Group to invest more than EUR 400 million in a mega sawmill in Russia

Russia's ULK Group is investing more than Euro 400 million in one of the country's biggest sawmill investments [...]

Estonia: Sawlog prices rise in April 2020, but still way lower yoy

The prices for roundwood in Estonia have mostly increased during April 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic. However most prices are [...]

Will China ban the import of Canadian timber?

On June 16, China announced that pests were found in logs imported from Canada. This news triggered concerns in the [...]

Enviva to acquire two pellet plants

Enviva Partners LP announced on June 18 it has agreed to purchase a wood pellet plant located in Waycross, Georgia [...]